Carrying on the tradition of gentile temporary bohemia is Jam Cruise 4, sailing on the Italian cruise line’s MSC Lirica, leaving port from Ft. Lauderdale on January 7, 2006, floating for six days and six nights with stops in Ocho Rios (Jamaica), Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) and Cozumel (Mexico).
This year the floating music festival welcomes another eclectic, jammy bunch including Gomez, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Digable Planets, and Antibalas Aftrobeat Orchestra, to the roster. These first-timers will join 20 other acts, including veterans Galactic, Umphrey’s McGee, Keller Williams, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.
Also on the boat for year four: The String Cheese Incident side-projects (Remarkable Elba Kramer featuring Kyle Hollingsworth, Zilla featuring Michael Travis, Honkytonk Homeslice featuring Billy Nershi and Elastic Mystic featuring Michael Kang with DJ Lorin), Steve Kimock Band, Liza Oxnard, Fantastic 4 (featuring Eric Krasno, Robert Walter, Cheme Gastelum, and Adam Deitch), and more artists still TBA.
Check out video from Jam Cruise 3 here.
The MSC Lirica first sailed in 2004 and is the cruise line’s newest fleet addition. The ship boasts accommodations for more that 2000 passengers, multiple swimming pools and whirlpools, gym and sauna, food and drinks and stuff.
Jam Cruise 4 goes on sale May 18th at 10 am MST at the website. Cabin prices range from $799 – $1749 per bed. Pre-booking is on until midnight MST on May 1, a $250.00 refundable deposit reserves a spot.